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Gala Raises over 92K for Important Student Support Funds

At their annual gala event on May 20, 2021, the Friends of Saint Paul College raised over $92,000! These funds support student scholarships and emergency aid programs. This school year, the Foundation raised funds for 312 scholarships totaling over $252,000 and over $45,000 in emergency aid grants to students for unexpected needs like car repairs, utility bills, childcare, and food.

Photo: Nyleve Hanf-Campbell
Nyleve Hanf-Campbell

The 30-minute virtual event included a message from College President Deidra Peaslee and two current students. The two students, Nyleve Hanf-Campbell, a Communications student, and Blaze Graves, a Truck Technician student, shared their personal stories of perseverance and gratitude. Nyleve shared her inspirational story of overcoming a brain tumor and other disabilities and becoming a student leader at a college that she describes as “having her back with a great support system” in helping her move forward in life. Blaze shared how his scholarship allowed him to focus on completing his education and equipped him for a great career in the heavy trucking industry. This uplifting event benefitted many students!

Northstar level sponsors for the year received recognition at the event included APi Group, Travelers, M Health Fairview, Productivity, Inc., and Creative Integration & Design. A list of all sponsor​s is posted on our website with our grateful appreciation. Next year’s gala event will be a more casual event on the campus lawn on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Scholarship information includes important application due dates for Saint Paul College students. Our students can also apply online for Saint Paul College Emergency Aid Grants.

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